Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Announces New President

2018-07-10 12:00:00

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Kandace Jones, president, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan

“We are excited to welcome Kandace to Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan,” said Mike Dolson, JA area board chair. “Kandace has tremendous passion for the JA mission and her previous experiences will prove invaluable to this role.”

DETROIT

Junior Achievement® (JA) of Southeastern Michigan, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kandace Jones has been selected as the organization’s president.

“We are excited to welcome Kandace to Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan,” said Mike Dolson, JA area board chair. “Kandace has tremendous passion for the JA mission and her previous experiences will prove invaluable to this role.”

Jones has extensive experience working with the federal, state and local education agencies; nonprofits; and the private sector. For the past six years, she has served as an expert consultant for ICF, facilitating professional development, strategic planning, policy development and best practice research, among other forms of advisory support to state departments of education and school districts.

Prior to her career in education, Jones worked in marketing and brand management at Procter & Gamble, Time Warner and Forbes Magazine. Jones received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

About Junior Achievement® (JA) of Southeastern Michigan:
Nearly 55,000 young people will be impacted by Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan programs this year in partnership with 2,539 dedicated volunteers. JA programs change lives by giving young people the tools to thrive, and teaching three crucial lessons: personal financial responsibility, workforce readiness and entrepreneurial thinking. JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. This mission is accomplished through volunteers who take the time to teach JA, provide role model behavior and establish a mentoring relationship with students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Junior Achievement serves ten counties in Southeastern Michigan including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair, Shiawassee, Lapeer and Genesee.